I had several goals going into this year's schedule. For everyone, I wanted to get their core work (language arts, math, and Latin) in before lunch as much as possible. I accomplished this for Jessie and Benny. I could have fit in all of Violet's, but I opted to schedule science with Benny before lunch so his afternoon was not long to meet my second goal. For Benny, I wanted to boost his work load while still making sure that he had time to go outside and be the DH on his days off. He'll have 2 breaks in the morning: one with Henry and one alone which he can either spend with DH or complete his free reading to allow more time for afternoon activities. For Henry, I just needed to add some more structure. He's gotten in way too much trouble during our relaxed, unstructured summer time. Finally, I wanted to make sure we had time for some fun in school as well. The less structured 2:30 block will give us time to do some history activities together once a week. On weeks with only one lab or I can't come up with a history activity, we can finish early and go to the park or play games or whatever everyone is in the mood to do.